ChatGPT is the chatbot launched by OpenAI. ChatGPT is offering a Professional Plan to its users at the cost of $42 per month. With respect to this, no official announcement has been made by the company yet. However, OpenAI shared a waitlist for a professional tier with some of the special listed advantages. The post is not inclusive of any specific payment terms, but as per the company, OpenAI is looking to monetize ChatGPT. ChatGPT stands for Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer.
As per the mentioning of OpenAI, they are planning to initiate the plans regarding how to monetize ChatGPT (early thinking, nothing official to share yet). Their primary objective is to continue improving and maintaining the service. Monetization is one way that is usually considered to ensure its long-term viability. The company shows its interest in chatting with some folks for 15 min in order to attain some feedback.
Greg Brockman, President and Co-Founder of OpenAI tweeted that the company is currently working on a professional version of ChatGPT. The platform is planning to offer higher limits and faster performance along with a link for the “waitlist” to test out the upgraded version.
As per Linas Belinas (via), OpenAI is expected to display a premium plan which is priced at $42 (roughly Rs. 3,400) per month. This version will be facilitating exclusive benefits with no downtime, faster response time, and first access to new functionalities.
There are multiple users that are noting the Professional Plan option on the website at the cost of $42. Zahid Khawaja, a Twitter user and developer who is actively working on several AI projects, shared a video of the upgraded tier in action on both desktop and mobile. They also uploaded the screenshot of his payment to OpenAI as evidence of the transaction. The system is faster than the free version.
There is an availability of proof that some users have been able to sign up for the premium plan. There is no official announcement from OpenAI. The pricing is a part of a test and may vary with the official launch. The free version of ChatGPT continues to remain functional and is also available to utilize at the time of writing this story.